“Do you not know that in a race… but only one gets the prize?
Winning the prize Requires Running the Race
Potential is like soil. It must be worked and fed to produce fruit. King Solomon referred to this process of releasing the fruitfulness of man when he said, “The purposes of man’s heart are deep waters but a man of understanding draws them out” (Prov. 20:5)
Notice, the drawing out of man’s potential requires effort. Like the fisherman who brings forth the treasures of the sea by hard work and the farmer who harvests the fruit of the ground by the sweat of his brow, so man must labour to tap even a portion of God’s potential within him. Potential is like soil. It must be worked and fed to produce fruit. The apostle Paul understood this need to put forth the effort to release his fruitfulness. “Do you know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize…” (1Cor 9:24-27) Understanding the wisdom are the keys to the success of man’s mission. His race to maximize everything God has given him begins with his knowing what God requires of him and how He expects him to reach the finish line. The primary principle in cultivating one’s life for maximum living is to destroy ignorance by the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. (Myles Munroe)
PRAYER LINE : Father, give me Your wisdom to develop my potentials so that I can achieve the purpose for my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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